Healthcare Industry News: Allergan
News Release - July 31, 2007
Home Diagnostics Appoints Senior Vice President of Sales and MarketingFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Home Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HDIX ), a leading manufacturer and marketer of diabetes testing supplies, announced today that Scott I. Verner has joined the company as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Mr. Verner will oversee Home Diagnostics' sales and marketing teams.
"As we continue to expand our business Scott's leadership will be instrumental in helping us build our sales and marketing organizations," said J. Richard Damron, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of Home Diagnostics. "Throughout the course of Scott's career he has successfully built and expanded sales and marketing teams that have produced terrific results. As senior vice president of sales and marketing, we believe Scott will bring these same attributes to Home Diagnostics as we continue to expand our co-branding presence, leverage our strong distribution partnerships and further penetrate the managed care marketplace."
Mr. Verner brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience to Home Diagnostics. Previously Mr. Verner was the vice president of sales and corporate vice president for EyeTel Imaging, a joint venture of Radius Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Johns Hopkins and Eli Lilly, focused on developing technologies to treat diabetes and micro-vascular disease. During his tenure at EyeTel Imaging, Mr. Verner was responsible for the performance of the company's sales, telesales, marketing and national account and disease management teams. Mr. Verner also played key roles in re-organizing the company's North American sales force and reimbursement teams, establishing its distributor program and managing its medical scientific advisory board.
Prior to EyeTel Imaging, Mr. Verner worked for Allergan, Inc. where he was instrumental in leading the spin-off of Advanced Medical Optics (AMO). As U.S. Region Manager for AMO, Mr. Verner was charged with implementing the sales programs and metrics for the newly formed company, as well as establishing the company's professional sales organization.
Before Allergan, Mr. Verner spent 12 years at Novartis where he held several sales and marketing positions within the company's medical device, OTC and vision businesses.
About Home Diagnostics, Inc.
Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Home Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq:HDIX ) is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of diabetes management solutions. Home Diagnostics, Inc. offers a portfolio of high-quality blood glucose monitoring systems that spans the spectrum of features and benefits to help every person with diabetes better monitor and manage their disease. The Home Diagnostics, Inc. product line includes TrueTrack Smart SystemŪ, SidekickŪ, TRUEread(TM), TrackEASE Smart SystemŪ and Prestige Smart SystemŪ blood glucose monitoring systems. For more information please visit www.homediagnostics.com.
TrueTrack Smart System, Sidekick, TRUEread, TrackEASE Smart System, and Prestige Smart System are trademarks of Home Diagnostics, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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